Dave Brooks was raised in Geneva, Ohio and began singing in bands at the age of 14 in the resort town of Geneva On The Lake. His first professional band was called Risque, an established Cleveland area band, that played in all the major concert venues at the time. He also enjoyed similar success in the bands IV Play and Gotham City in the Cleveland/Akron area. In the late 80’s the promise of new hair metal bands such as Akron-based Warrant lured Dave out to Los Angeles in the pursuit of the rock and roll dream. He formed the band Slammin’ Gladys, born out of the desperation of the L.A. grind, and they were soon signed to Priority Records. With help from long time friend, Jani Lane the lead singer of Warrant, they produced the first record which led to videos and tours with Warrant, Southgang (Butch Walker), and many more.
Dave returned to Akron to produce the band, Junkman, and soon was a member of the Grooveyard Studio family where he produced two solo albums of his own. While producing and engineering many recordings, Dave joined Cleveland’s Breakfast Club in the early 2000’s and enjoyed a great run of packing clubs, theaters, and outdoor festivals all over Northeast Ohio. After a hiatus to record and release his latest album, “Opening Doors for Girls” reverbnation.com/davebrooks, Dave is back in the fold where it all began in the 21st century.. The one and only lead vocalist for Cleveland’s Breakfast Club!
Giovanni can just flow. It doesn’t matter whether he’s playing rhythm or lead, or if the tone is dirty or clean. G's notes and chords-and his vocals pour straight from his soul. Never forced or flashy, his playing is full and earthy. In that regard, and because his blues are absolutely authentic, there are traces of Clapton and Beck looming in the background.
He was born in the Cleveland area and began playing guitar at an early age.
His father was a popular singer / jazz piano player and taught him to be a well-rounded musician.
He has performed in bands playing many styles and with accomplished musicians from around the country, including members of Billy Joel's band, Vonda Shepard and Mark Rivera of Ringo Stars All Star Band .
He is a seasoned musician, able to channel emotion into solid, inspirational guitar playing, and 30 years after first picking up the guitar he’s still pushing the sonic envelope, obliterating genre barriers and-when the situation calls for it-ripping like his head is on fire.
On the bottom we got ‘em… Brian Dossa, a veteran of Cleveland’s rock scene since the age of 16, has played bass on the local, regional, and national stage, with many of Cleveland’s most notable acts.
At age 19, Brian was touring the US and Canada with the legendary Doors tribute band, Moonlight Drive, which included at the time future Damn Yankees and Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Michael Cartellone. After a several year stint with the Motown band, Victory Blvd, and some time on the road with The Paul Pope Band, Brian joined forces with Cleveland guitarist, Paul Sidoti, to form Obnoxious. Obnoxious became the house band at several Cleveland hot spots and as a result was tapped to be the backup band for Cleveland Indians players, Omar Vizquel, Mark Langston and Richie Sexson for their charity event, ‘Tribe Jam’. At ‘Tribe Jam’, the band played to a sold-out crowd at the 5,500 seat venue, Nautica in the Flats, with Alan White of Yes on drums and special guest, Eddie Money. The pinnacle moment of Brian’s tenure in Obnoxious was at Cleveland Browns’ legend, Bernie Kosar’s, charity concert at that same venue where he shared lead vocal duties with Darius Rucker for the evening’s finale.
As a recording artist, Brian has played with the Mike Farley Band and the Tony Lang Band. While a member of both bands, Brian shared the stage with such notable artists as The Tubes, 10,000 Maniacs and Better Than Ezra. As Obnoxious morphed into original band, Boxer, Brian performed bass duties on the album, “By The Seat Of Our Pants”. Boxer consisted of Dossa on bass, Paul Sidoti on guitar, Jeff Soukup on vocals, and Jim Bonfanti of the influential 70’s power pop band, Raspberries, on drums. On many occasions, Brian has sat in on bass with Jim Bonfanti, Wally Bryson and Eric Carmen to perform Raspberries hits.
Over the last 12 years, Brian has held down the bottom with Cleveland’s Breakfast Club. CBC has been a workhorse band, playing every weekend in Cleveland area clubs, festivals, and halls entertaining thousands of 80’s rock fans everywhere!
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Tim Burris was born in Cleveland, OH and has played drums professionally for well over 20 years. His ability to play many styles of music ranging from disco, hard rock, pop, dance, and funk led to his involvement in some of the area’s and region’s top touring bands. He has founded or co-founded show bands and tribute acts including Disco Explosion, The Shagadelics, L80’s Night, Easy Glistening, and Old Skool. As an original artist, he has recorded and toured all over the country. As an opener, some of Tim’s original bands have shared the stage with artists such as Alice In Chains, Ratt, Ted Nugent, Kool & The Gang, and Coolio among others.
Tim joined Cleveland’s Breakfast Club in 2008 and instantly became a fan favorite. With his rock solid grooves, amazing stick twirling abilities, and great showmanship, he is the foundation of the band.
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“Check out Cleveland’s Breakfast Club first chance you get! Consummate musicians come together to celebrate the best decade of music ever and, it's RAD!”
“I've known Paul Sidoti for many years. A fellow Ohioan who certainly got his fill of 'Classic Rock' here in the heartland!! I sat in with his Eagles' tribute band, Tequila Sunrise, and they were INCREDIBLE!!! He is ALWAYS great on and off the stage....that being said....any and every project that Paul puts his hands on simply shines and is very successful.....(You don't just get the Taylor Swift guitar gig unless you earn it).
Cleveland’s Breakfast Club is his latest project and they are AMAZING!!! Please go out and hear them....you will NOT be disappointed... The 80's covers are perfect and the Eagles' catalogue is OUTSTANDING!!! BRAVO Paul on your new band.... Cleveland’s Breakfast Club....ROCKS!!!!
(PS....can I sit in with you guys sometime??)”
“Wow!! It was almost like hearing us play these tunes! My good buddy Paul nailed my solos and the vocals sound great! Thanks for flying the Night Ranger banner. Cleveland’s Breakfast Club rocks!!”
"Incredible! The band sounds super tight. Paul is a dear friend and it's so cool that you all are playing our songs. Great job guys!”
“Cleveland’s Breakfast Club rocks man!! They sound just like the record and I loved jamming KISS, Van Halen, and Ozzy Osbourne with them! They’re also my very good amigos! Rock on!!”
"I've known a couple of the guys in Cleveland's Breakfast Club for 15 years. They played with us at Tribe Jam concerts in 1999 and 2000 and absolutely rocked the place! It was a blast getting to play guitar on all my favorite 80's classics and I even invited my good friend, Eddie Money, as a guest artist. Alan White from Yes joined on drums and together with Paul and Brian we blazed through all of Eddie's biggest hits. They are an unbelievable band and also a great group of guys.”
“Cleveland’s Breakfast Club is one of my all-time favorite bands! Being such a big fan of the 80’s they do all the classics so perfectly. I actually played in a band with drummer, Tim Burris, years ago and he’s a real sweetheart. I’ve known Paul a number of years as well and saw him on the big concert stage this past year. Just great, great guys and the perfect band for any event. We’ve had them on the show many times and they are one of our viewers' favorites! Go check them out if they’re in your area. It’s a great night of nostalgia!”